RUGBY UNION: Different Look for County

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A NEW-LOOK Warwickshire side began their preparations for this season's restructured County Championship by beating British Police 50- 12 at Broadstreet.

Warwickshire, who will compete in the top-flight of the new three-tier championship, fielded a young and inexperienced side which included two players - Leamington winger Chris Murphy and Rugby Lions full-back Glenn Bond - who played for their Under-20 side against Oxford University last Sunday.

They proved too strong for the Police in the second game between the sides, building a 17-0 interval lead and pulling clear in the second half.

Warwickshire's first half tries came from Kenilworth centre James Hersey, Murphy and Nuneaton prop Steve Evans with Bond improving the third.

Tries came after the break from Nuneaton winger Alex Williams (2), Rugby flanker Alex Nash, Old Coventrians winger Andy Whitehall and Hersey again, with Bond adding four more conversions.

The Police replied with second half tries from Simon Price and Paul Caroll.

Warwickshire: Glenn Bond (Rugby); Chris Murphy (Leam), James Hersey, Peter Roberts (both Kenilworth), Alex Williams (Nun); Danny Richards (Barkers Butts), Sam Viggers (Ken); Steve Evans, Carl Southwell (both Nun), James Hadfield (unatt), Fran Hemming (Leam), Richard Ogden-Metherell, Glenn Southwell (both Nun), Alex Nash (Rugby), Paul Brady (Nun). …